Business News

Class 2 and 4 NIC merger delayed until 6 April 2019

7 Dec 2017

The abolition of Class 2 National Insurance Contributions (NIC) will now be delayed until 6 April 2019, according to a new written statement to the House of Commons. HM Treasury has written to MPs to let them know that the

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Simple by name, but not necessarily by nature

7 Dec 2017

Earlier this year, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) introduced Simple Assessments for some taxpayers who have, until now, been required to complete Self-Assessment Tax Returns. Those affected are taxpayers with relatively straightforward financial affairs where HMRC considers that it already

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Chasing outstanding debts from an individual or sole trader?

7 Dec 2017

Outstanding payments can be a major headache for SMEs as they can have a significant effect on cashflow and seeking payment can take up time that would be better spent on running the business. In fact, according to Bacs, the

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Chancellor fails to deliver on OTS VAT recommendations

7 Dec 2017

The Office for Tax Simplification (OTS) recently published its findings following a review intended to ensure the VAT system remains relevant. On the basis of its findings, the OTS made eight core recommendations: The Government should examine the current approach

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HMRC to implement changes to how it is paid

3 Nov 2017

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is to change the way that taxpayers and their agents can make payments. From 15 December 2017 and 13 January 2018, the pay at the post office service will be withdrawn and HMRC will no

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